Romanian model Ioana Spangenberg claims her hourglass figure is all Mother Nature's doing, but we have a hard time believing that.
The 30 year old told The Sun:
"When I was 13 my waist was around 15 inches. Someone could put their hands around it, their fingers would touch and they would still have extra room. In Romania it is better to be overweight, because that means you are from a wealthy family. So while my friends were going out and dating, I was sitting at home with Mars bars wishing I could fatten up
Gurllll! Who do you think you're fooling? It's pretty obvious Ioana's curves are a result of "tightlacing" or corset training.
The body modification practice, which dates back to the late 1800s, helps women and men achieve a smaller waist by wearing a corset anywhere between 12 to 23 hours a day.
Ioana even said if she eats too much she feels sick, which is one of the side effects from tightlacing.
It doesn't sound healthy and it certainly doesn't look healthy.
[Image courtesy of The Sun.]
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